Le Strida Live Cairo 09_oz020
This cd was recorded during the festival ElettroRumorismi Futuristi, in Cairo on April 2009.
The year 2009 marks the 100th anniversary of the Futurist Avant-garde movement. As is well known, the founder of this movement was Filippo Tommaso Marinetti, born in Alexandria (Egypt) in 1876. One of the most important aspects of Futurism was its contribution in the sphere of music. The manifesto "Arte dei Rumori” [Art of Noises], written by the Futurist painter, Luigi Russolo, in 1913, set in train one of the most interesting chapters of a new musical vision. Massimo Croce, a member of the Italian group NetFuturista, proposes a project to celebrate the musical aspect of historic Futurism. Among the fundamental characteristics of the Futurist art movement was the exaltation of machines as a means through which the modern society of the future could be built. The artist, in collaboration with the students of the Don Bosco Technical and Professional Institute, will rebuild a prototype of the Intonarumori [Noise intoner]. The project also includes a working day in which the artist, Massimo Croce, will introduce the Futurist movement by creating the Art of Noise, starting with the "banal" noise of the city. In the evening, video projections and a concert will be held by sound-effects man Alfonso Santimone. The musicians Adham Hafez and Mahmoud Refaat, pioneers of electronic music under the influence of futuristic elements, and the singer Dina El-Wadidi play a very important role in whole event and Egyptian contemporary musical scene.
Duo Le Strida: A. Santimonie and M. Croce